This is a recording of Konkow. This is a recording from Alan Lomax's Parlametrics collection. These recordings were made by linguists around the world as well as by Lomax himself. They have been digitized from the original reel-to-reel tapes. The original notes which accompanied the tapes were often either incomplete, indefinite, illegible or missing. Because of this, the language in this recording may not have been identified or may have been misidentified. If you notice a mistake and know what language this is, please help us out by sharing your knowledge and leave a comment. Excerpts from the original notes follow. As the notes were sometimes illegible, place or personal names may be misspelled: One of the descriptions probably pertains to this recording. Konkow. Maidu family. Received from Russel Ultran. Speaker: Leland Scott, male, 65-66yo when tapes were recorded in Nov. 1962 I: coyote and the ground squirrels 4:45 and Aug. 1963 V: the dead man's gift of fish 6:24; AD: the lost swimmer 6:12. He was a Konkow -Maiduan, Californian Penutian- who spent most of his life on or near the N fork of the Feather River, a few miles N of Oroville, Butte County, CA, which constituted the Western periphery of the original tribal homeland, the drainage of the middle and S forks of the Feather River. Konkow was his first language and he had used it more or less continuously alongside English up until about 1960 when his wife died. From that time until his death in 1969, he lived alone and somewhat isolated form other older Konkows who were still capable of speaking the language.